After concluding what it has called a "successful" domestic citrus season, US-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods has launched its import citrus programme for the 17th consecutive summer.
Beginning back in mid-May and running through to October, Duda imports citrus to the US from the Southern Hemisphere for optimal quality, flavour and volume for US consumers.
During the 2019 season, Duda introduced Argentinian lemons, with the group's wider line of imported citrus, sold under the Dandy label, also including clementines, navels and Cara Cara oranges.
“Preserving our relationships with growers in the Southern Hemisphere for over 17 years now is a great accomplishment and one we are very proud of,” said Alberto Cuellar, vice-president of global business at Duda Farm Fresh Foods. “As consumer demand for citrus in the summer increases, we will continue to meet that need through our citrus import programme.”
Once the domestic market is out of the citrus growing season, Duda ensures customers receive fresh-tasting fruit year-round by maintaining long-lasting relationships with growers in the Southern Hemisphere.
The brand primarily has sourced fruit from Chile, Peru and Uruguay, and looks to continue bringing high-quality products with new additions from Morocco and Argentina.
“At Duda Farm Fresh Foods, we are constantly improving our citrus variety to provide quality fruit for our customers year-round,” said Dan Duda, president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods. “Importing citrus from our growers in the Southern Hemisphere allows us to provide a solution to seasonal gaps in the US market.”